Legislation would protect graves of displaced Natives
February 11, 2021
JUNEAU (AP) – Proposed state legislation would protect the graves of Native Alaskans forcibly displaced from the Aleutian Islands by adding land to a state park on Admiralty Island in Southeast.
The bill would increase the land within Funter Bay State Marine Park near Juneau to include a cemetery holding the graves of 30 to 40 Aleut people who died there during World War II. The measure, if approved by the state Legislature, would prevent the land from being sold or developed, public radio station KTOO in Juneau reported Feb. 3.
The U.S. government forcibly moved Indigenous residents of t...